Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Refugee Crisis - Looking for a way to help...?

A question I have been asked a lot recently is "Are you helping with the refugee crisis?". While the refugee crisis may be 'new' to us as we watch the news and see the mass exodus of people fleeing for the hope of a better quality of life - the refugee crisis is not new to our missionaries. Over the last couple years we have been sending resources to missionaries in Spain and Austria. Missionaries there have been helping refugees and ministering to them as they seek asylum from human trafficking, poverty and war. Many missionaries are currently working closely with the refugee camps that are near them. They are providing clothing; toiletries; winter hats, scarves & gloves and so on. While meeting these most basic of needs the missionaries are also provided a great opportunity to share with the refugees about Jesus Christ. We have a few items in our inventory that will help meet some of these needs so we will be shipping out a box or two yet this week. If you have a desire to help with the refugee crisis and have not yet found an opportunity, well - here ya go! Check out the list below. You can donate the actual items or send a financial gift to help us purchase the items and/or cover shipping costs. Please designate RC15 with your financial gift.

Needs List:
Winter Scarves, Hats, Gloves
Toiletries (smaller bottles are better for shipping)
Undergarments for men, women and children (think smaller sizes)
Men's Shoes

Generally we send new items however in this situation with the number of people in need - 'like new" would be acceptable, except in the case of undergarments.....)

Stocking Stuffers Needed!

Towards the end of October we will be stuffing Christmas Stockings that will be distributed to Native American children. We still need a few items if you are interested in donating items for children living on the Reservation.....

Boys Shopping List:
18 Combs (6 for $1.00)
  8 Toothpaste (.94 each)
50 Winter Gloves (1.50 each)
43 Bibles ($1 - $5 each depending on availability)
15 Pkgs of Bounce Balls ($1.00 per pkg)

Girls Shopping List:
 1 Package of Barrettes
28 Winter Gloves ($1.50 each)
50 Toothpaste (.94 each)
34 Bibles ($1-$5 each depending on availability)

If you don't like to shop but want to help with this project, you can give a financial gift for project CS15.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Off to College.....

Yep, these boxes are off to college! One way to encourage missionaries that are overseas is to send a care package to their children who are in the U.S. attending college. We ship at least one box per school year filled with a few school supplies, some toiletries and laundry detergent. And yes, this includes military MKs!